Five years ago today I heard the words that would change my life forever.
"You have MS."
That was not what I was expecting. I was fine. I was healthy. How could I have MS?!
It all happened so fast. First symptoms to diagnosis all in less than 48 hours.
So much has happened in the last five years. So much has changed.
Some of my closest friends are in my life because of MS. To think if I hadn't been diagnosed with MS I probably never would have met any of them. That is such a strange thought.
I devote so much of my time to MS. . . fundraising, the walks, the fashion show, the committee meetings. . . what would I do if I wasn't volunteering for MS related events?
I really do believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe this is the journey I am meant to be on. While I don't always understand why I don't really question it. If it wasn't MS it would be something else. We all have our hardships, our struggles, our black holes. . .
Do I have bad days? YES! Of course I do. Many of them. But they are just moments sometimes long moments but moments none the less. They pass. I get through them.
It is hard to reflect on the last five years. So much has happened yet so much has remained the same.
It is what it is.
It is my new life.
My life with MS.